Personalized Camp Axe Crate
In The Box
- Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman
- 2 lb. Hudson Bay Axe Head w/ 18″ Curved Hickory Handle
- Moteng Dual-Grit Sharpening Stone
NOTE: Personalized items require 48 hours of processing time.
How It Ships
- Choose your delivery date at checkout
Before he was hacking it as a world-renowned actor, Nick Offerman was hacking it with an axe, building cabins in people's yards to subsidize his Hollywood dreams. Woodworking was more than just a way to make ends meet, it was an honest passion that eventually trickled into his famed Parks and Recreation character, Ron Swanson.
"Even working actors can end up having a lot of spare time. And you can either go sit at the Starbucks and wait for your agent to call you, or you can go learn how to build a Shaker blanket chest with hand-cut dovetails."
Offerman has since started his own woodshop and publicly declared his intention to exploit his fame by peddling "[his] own soapbox agenda, which is to try to encourage people to make things with their hands." This Personalized Camp Axe Crate is our answer to Offerman's call to arms, or rather, hands.
Cold, Hard Steel
The Personalized Camp Axe is the ideal blade for clearing a campground or making rent in between acting gigs. This 2lb. Hudson Bay Camp Axe sports an 18" curved hickory handle for controlled, comfortable wielding and a steel head with a tempered bit hardness of Rc 48-55 targeted 1¼" from the edge, if you're into that sort of thing.
The camp axe's head is coated with black enamel and clear lacquer to deter rust. Then axe's neck is laser-etched with initials of choice to deter the theft of such a magnificent tool.
And a sharp axe is a safe axe, so we're pursuing safety with the Moteng Dual-Grit sharpening stone.
Good Clean Fun
Offerman Woodshop is a makers collective rebelling against the glitzy LA lifestyle with gritty, hand-crafted woodworking projects, and Good Clean Fun is Offerman's newest book documenting the finesse, friends, and fun of the woodshop. This tell-all includes tales of elbow grease, classic Offerman wisdom, not-so-classic Offerman odes to wood, and instructions for projects to try at home.
The Personalized Camp Axe Crate is a gift of substance and style for all the aspiring-Offermans of the world.
Dec 25th 2017
I just opened this crate today. Crate was sealed well. These are ma crates you need some muscle to open them without destroying the crate. It will be repurposed in my man cave. The axe is a nice size and weight. Halfway between a hatchet and a 3/4 axe. Very dull blade but takes an edge well. Sharpening stone is handy but a small file speeds up the process. Offermans book looks interesting. Overall great gift for anyone that likes the outdoors and the manly arts!
Feb 10th 2017
Just received my gift and am pleasantly surprised. The ax is the perfect size and heft to bridge the gap between a limited hatchet and light ax that is still to big for most jobs. Good heft and length to the monogrammed handle. Very happy! The honing stone is useful. I can't speak to the book as I just got my crate, but have enjoyed other works by Nick Offerman so I doubt I'll be disappointed by his humor.
Jan 1st 2018
Not as impressed after opening
Second review: Hudson Tools are high end. This axe is probably a B or C grade head. Took a long time to grind and file out all the defects and the axe face still has 60 grit stripes in it. Kind of a bummer. Axe handle is unfinished. Needs to be varnished or waxed so it doesn't delaminate in the weather. I used bees wax and olive oil to treat mine. For this price they should include the leather sheath for the axe. I am a woodsman and an Eagle Scout, for $150 there should be a better finish and sheath. Book is great, Nick is a guru on woodworking and life. I'm growing my nick beard.